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The Latest and Greatest at AFI Systems

AFI to Attend Design & Manufacturing South Trade Show

21st
February 2014

AFI Systems will be attending the Design & Manufacturing South trade show in Charlotte, NC this coming April. We will post additional information as the time draws near. In the meantime, be sure to check out the show’s website for more information. AFI Systems hopes to see you at the Design & Manufacturing South trade show!

Featured Listing On eBay 12-30-2013

30th
December 2013

Today's featured eBay listing is for a Telemecanique soft starter. We have three in stock.

Featured Listing On eBay

25th
September 2013

We now have servo motors on hand on our eBay store. Our featured model is a factory-sealed Allen-Bradley servo motor, model 1326AB-B515E-M2K5L.

Our eBay store is now open!

15th
July 2013

Our new eBay store is now open! New and surplus equipment is being added to our inventory daily: Allen-Bradley, Baldor, Fanuc, Mitsubishi, Omron, Siemens, Texas Instruments, and other brands.

Meet The Newest AFI Team Member!

10th
June 2013

And the AFI Systems team continues to expand! Please welcome Brian Denning to the team. He has joined AFI as a Junior Technician. Get to know Brian better by checking out his profile!

Meet the Newest AFI Team Members!

12th
April 2013

Better late then never! AFI welcomes its three newest team members: Richard Ellison (Electronics Technician), Claudia Cano (Purchasing & Marketing Manager), and Tiffany Dinkins (Office Manager). Please check out the Meet the Team page for their bios!

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Meet the Team

Jay Brooks

Service Manager, Servomotor Repair Specialist, Field Service Engineer

Jay hails from the Burlington, North Carolina area...

Tonia Yarab

Senior Electronic Technician

Tonia learned how to work quickly, efficiently and...

Andy Fleming

Owner, Systems Engineer, Repairs Specialist

Born and raised in Blackburn, Lancashire in the UK...

Archived News

2012

ABB Robotics Systems Integrators

12th
Dec 2012

AFI Systems is proud to announce that as of April 2012, we are a factory authorized ABB Robot system integrator. We have a strong base for materials handling and assembly in the plastics industry, and also in the welding industry, though we are always keen to take on new challenges and move into other areas of industry. Robots are becoming more and more commonplace, and our partnership with ABB Robotics aligns perfectly with our company mission to offer our customers the best solutions using the most advanced cutting edge technologies. We have also recently completed a study on the use of CO2 lasers in conjunction with ABB Robots to cut various polymers for finishing applications.

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Rembe Inc. Rupture Discs

1st
Dec 2012

We now offer a line of engineered rupture discs by Rembe Inc., the leading manufacturer of rupture discs for the plastics, chemical and petrochemical industries. Although the initial price is higher than an off the shelf lower quality rupture disc, Rembe provides better return on investment due to increased time in service, superior performance and reduced production downtime.

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Teco-Westinghouse Distributor and Drives Repair Center

28th
Nov 2012

AFI Systems is proud to announce that we are now a factory authorized Teco-Westinghouse distributor and drives repair center. We will look forward to building a long term relationship with them and helping to support their customers as best we can

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Beckhoff Automation Blowmolder retrofits

23rd
Nov 2012

While AFI Systems have been providing electronic repairs and field service to blowmolders for years, we have recently expanded our capabilities by offering complete control system retrofits for blowmolding machines as well as many other types of machinery. We are using the Beckhoff Automation’s hardware and software platform, which in ours and many others’ opinions, leaves the competition standing when it comes to blowmolding machine controls. While we have had to invest many hundreds if not thousands of man-hours to learn the Beckhoff programming system and to learn blowmolder operation and proper hydraulic sequencing and servo position control, we are confident that it will pay off as we will be able to offer unsurpassed service to our customers for years to come.

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Pixsys Temperature controllers

22nd
Nov 2012

AFI has been set up as the sole US stocking distributor for Pixsys temperature controllers. Manufactured just outside of Venice, Italy, Pixsys have a fantastic product line for temperature control, process control, micro PLC’s and operator interfaces. Well known in Europe, they have just recently entered the US market. The founder of AFI has worked with Pixsys for many years with a previous company in the UK, so is well versed with their capabilities. The main advantages of Pixsys controllers is their reliability, ease of programming, and their wide auto-sensing supply range (24V to 240V AC or DC) which allows for a single model to cover all supply voltages to reduce inventory and expand capability.

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Baldor Drives Service Center

14th
Nov 2012

AFI Systems was appointed as a Baldor Drives Service Center, after three service technicians completed training classes in Fort Smith, AK. We are also a Baldor distributor for drives and motors, including the servomotor and servo drive range. The complete range of Baldor drives and motors is available for online purchase in our web store.

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Keymac Machinery

12th
Nov 2012

AFI is now a factory authorized service center for Keymac USA, the American arm of a popular UK food packaging machine manufacturer. Founded by the former chief engineer for a leading US food packaging machinery manufacturer, Keymac is setting new standards in their industry, and we at AFI are happy to do our part to provide service and support to Keymac’s customers in the USA.

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Hitachi Inverter Drive Distributor

29th
Sep 2012

We are happy to announce that we have been authorized as a Hitachi inverter distributor. Hitachi have a powerful range of inverters from a simple motor turner, to an advanced vector drive with built-in PLC functionality, and even medium voltage offerings up to several thousands of horsepower. The complete range of Hitachi drives will be available for purchase in our web store shortly. In the mean time - give us a call.

Parker SSD Systems Integrator

21st
Sep 2012

AFI Systems LLC is now a Parker SSD Drives system integrator. Parker SSD (formerly Eurotherm Drives and SSD-Shackleton System Drives) boasts one of the longest established and most well known lines of DC drives, as well as AC drive, servo drive and servomotor offerings. One of Parker SSD’s newest products is the torque motor – a motor with up to 50 poles that is designed for extremely high torque and low speeds, capable of replacing both motor and gearbox in extruder screw drive applications.

WEG Distributor

12th
Sep 2012

AFI is now a Weg motors and drives distributor. Four AFI staff attended Weg’s training course in Duluth, GA and we are very impressed with their capabilities and product line.

Stahle Texturizer Inverter test fixture

4th
Sep 2012

At the request of a customer after six very expensive texturizer controls were returned as unrepairable from the OEM in Switzerland, we successfully repaired all six units, and figured out how to power and soak test the specialized equipment. The test involved transmitting data to and from the units via CAN bus communications and a PC with special CAN bus network card was used. The outputs were then loaded down with dynamometers.